Walls, Windows, and Doors – OH MY! (New Mexico)

In keeping with the (unintended) photographic theme of my sabbatical days, here’s a post of… well… walls, windows, and doors. For some reason, I couldn’t keep my camera off them during my sabbatical travels in Nepal and France (photos still to come on the blog), and my time in New Mexico was no exception. I hope you enjoy them…

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Exploring the Land of Adobe / Christmas with Cacti

Santa Fe is synonymous with adobe. Santa Fe is adobe. Adobe is Santa Fe. It seems that just about all the structures there are made with it, and if not with true adobe itself, then with something the locals call ‘faux-dobe’ – all so the aesthetic of the town remains consistent. (In fact, I believe that within a certain area of town there may be a law stipulating that one must use adobe -or ‘faux-dobe’- but I’m not 100% sure about that).  It certainly gives the town a distinctive character that is… well… just adorable…

The Plaza sits in the center of downtown Santa Fe...

The Plaza sits in the center of downtown Santa Fe…

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Sign Me Up Santa Fe

The story of my time in Santa Fe starts during Thanksgiving of 2012. I flew into New York after my first 5 months of living and traveling abroad (2 months in Nepal, 3 months in France). I stayed in Brooklyn with a friend for a few days of jet-lag and reverse culture shock (“US dollar bills are so weird. Why do they look so weird!?”). Just a few quick days later, I was back on a plane, but this time with a domestic destination – Santa Fe, New Mexico. Drew’s brother and fiancé were living there at the time, and we planned to spend Thanksgiving with them…

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